Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Episode 38: 'The Imitation Game'

Back in black! Welcome to episode thirty-eight of the 'Talk and Trivia' show! What did you folks think of the new 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' teaser? Jon and Joel expound considerably on all ninety seconds of it before jumping into the latest in limited-release Oscar-bait, 'The Imitation Game'! Does the film hold up to the iconic historical figure at its heart, Alan Turing? Will Benedict Cumberbatch win all the awards? Will people actually watch the film?

Vacation planning, Birthday Moms, carrots-and-peas christenings, that one fat guy in the X-Wing, and the sounds that Tie-Fighters make. All these and more await you in this 39th episode of two guys talking into microphones about things they like. Enjoy!

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Topics this week include:
- 'The Imitation Game'.
- Happy Thanksgiving! Brothers visiting and epic meals.
- Christmas time is here!
- The 'Transformers 5' 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' teaser.
- Parodies of the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' teaser.
- 'Wierdo'.
- 'Moby Dick' and the taxonomy of whales.
- A year of limited-release Oscar films.
- Film, a commercial medium or a high art?
- Joel's PBotW: 'The Star Wars', 'Morning Glories, Vol. 1'.

Essential Quotations:
- "Prapraho!" "Prap-a-hoe! Rap a, crackatoa."

Recommended Meal for This Episode:
- Turkey, Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Crazy Veggie Soup, Mulled Wine, & Apple Pie.

- A slice of pie + a hot cup of coffee = "Twin Peaks-ing" it.
- Jon's phrase of the week: "to be fair".
- Joel's word of the week: "underwhelming".
- Jon and Joel are elitist assholes who think the majority of the humans are idiots.